Samsung hopes to sell 500 million phones this year

by bold-lichterman

After announcing at the World Mobile Congress want to double its sales of tablets, the South Korean manufacturer aims this year to pass the milestone of 500M of mobiles sold. This target includes both smartphone and basic cellphone sales according to the site. Digitimes, who revealed the information yesterday citing a source among Samsung suppliers.

According to analyst IDC, Samsung sold a total of 406M mobile phones last year. Almost 213M are smartphones, which makes the South Korean the leader of a market that has provided the manufacturer 70% of its revenues in 2012.

The objective of 500M mobile phones sold is perhaps encouraged by the good performance of Samsung in this area, with the launch of the Galaxy s4 and the record of 63M smartphones sold set during the last quarter of 2012. According to the site Phonearea, Samsung would also continue its momentum in 2013 and could sell more than 70M smartphones during the first quarter.